As per recent rumours of its existence, today 2K has announced BioShock: The Collection. A new compilation that includes BioShock, BioShock 2, Bioshock: Infinite, and all single-player DLC content, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The first two games in the series are also getting the remaster treatment for all platforms, with development being handled by Blind Squirrel Games. Oh, and there's an announcement trailer.
Like with Total War: Rome II the first bit of paid-for DLC for Total War: Warhammer is essentially that option in the menu where put a yes next to 'Show Blood and Gore'. For $2.99 USD. Okay, so Blood for the Blood God does add dismemberment, blood spatter across units, and new campaign specific events that generate carnage. But still, paying for blood effects in a game called Total War seems a little off.
Limbo is one of those indie games that was cool before is was cool to be an indie game. It's one of the go-tos of that scene when talking about how it blossomed, and it is a much-loved puzzle adventure. Its spiritual successor from Playdead is Inside, an equally dark and unique side-scrolling puzzler that tries very hard to sell the studio's maturity and to eek out its own place in the indie annals, but does it succeed?
It's safe to say that outside of some minor issues the release of Total War: Warhammer was a relatively smooth one. But even so, Creative Assembly will be releasing the first update to the game later today. An update focused on adding polish and making overall tweaks and balances to the game. The number of changes are actually pretty impressive, and the update will also include the first bit of free new content for the game in the form of a powerful late-game cavalry units for Vampires called Blood Knights.
That is, for PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold members. As for the highlights, Xbox One will kick off the month offering up the console debut of The Banner Saga 2 for free. And for PlayStation 4 owners with PS Plus, in addition to two free games, you'll also be getting early access to Epic's new third-person MOBA Paragon, including a starter pack filled with bonus skins and XP boosts worth $40 USD.
The franchise-themed LEGO games have been released steadily for a quite a while now, and it's probably gotten to the point where your interest in playing them directly correlates to the franchise being depicted. Which is a round about way of saying that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks pretty damn good, and worlds better than the recent Jurassic Park and Marvel outings. And it's out today!
Time to raise your APM because Competitive Play for Overwatch is now live on PC. With PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions to be updated with the new mode next week. What's a Competitive Play? Well its the new ranked mode where after a batch of placement games players are given a skill rating that they can then improve to unlock rewards, and prove their worth against other Overwatch players over the course of a season.
With Gearbox's hero shooter slash first-person MOBA thing Battleborn out in the wild, the developer has posted its plans for future content, both paid-for and free. As part of the Season Pass, five additional Story Operations are set to drop before year's end, in addition to new characters and free additional maps and modes for the multiplayer side of things. As part of the update to its community, they offer up rough time-frames and details as to when we can expect to see it all.
A month out from its planned July 29 release, Warner Bros. has delayed Batman: Return to Arkham. The title, which includes remastered editions of both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, has strangely not been given a revised date. The reasoning behind the delay, according to the official statement, is to ensure that its a polished Batman Arkham game experience.
Being rebuilt from the ground up with redesigned levels, puzzles, and weapons Nightdive Studios' System Shock is more reboot than remaster. The Kickstarter campaign for the project has finally gone live, and already looks to be on track for success. And for those who want a taste of what's to come they're also offering up a free pre-alpha demo you can grab right now on Steam.